WordPress Pingback SPAM
I’ve been getting tons of WordPress pingback spam. Pingbacks are a little wordpress notification that will tell you when some other wordpress user links to your blog. It tries to pop into your comment section. This is great unless you are me. I get 20 spam pingbacks a day. By default they are allowed on your blog, so all of my old posts had them available. Soooo, to remedy this, I wrote a little SQL query that turns off these pingbacks.
UPDATE wp_posts SET ping_status = "closed";
Happy blogging peoples!